Saturday, March 29, 2014

Nordika Giant Plus - Ta Da!

Nordika Giant Plus

This is my Nordika Giant Plus. She was made with Kona white and a set of fat quarters from the Nordika fabric line. I finished her a while ago now, at the beginning of March but somehow I kept putting off showing her off here.

Nordika Giant Plus

These first pictures are after a wash and dry. One of my worries getting the long arm machine was that the detailed quilting would disappear into the after washing bumps. I am so pleased to see that it does not do that.

Nordika Giant Plus

This quilt was the first one I quilted with my own new long arm. She is a sampler of quilting patterns I know or wanted to try.

Nordika Giant Plus

I learned that I am better at some designs than others.

Nordika Giant Plus

I am totally sold on wavy lines as a quick and easy filler for backgrounds. You are going to see them on a lot of my quilts.

Nordika Giant Plus - back

I so pleased that the quilting shows so well on the tea dyed text print on the back.

Nordika Giant Plus - back

It also shows up nicely when the quilt is being held up.

Giant Plus - before washing

These next photos are before washing. The quilt is "flatter" and more cardboard like but you can certainly see the quilting better.

Giant Plus - detail before washing

I really like that double loopy loop, and of course the dense matchsticking quilting in the grey plus.

Giant Plus - detail before washing

That is supposed to be flowers in the black background flowers. That design needs work.

Giant Plus - detail before washing

It will  be a while yet before I tire of showing off my beginning quilting. I hope you don't mind.

Giant Plus - detail before washing

The square stipple is another favourite of mine.

Nordika Giant Plus

And one last photo after the wash. These were taken a few weeks ago, we have less snow on the ground today. I am still planning to make a pattern for my version of this simple quilt, I really like the layout where you don't fill in all the pluses.

Finish Along 2014

This quilt is my fourth finish from my Q1 FAL list (which is here). I hope you are getting your last finishes in too - I can't believe that March is just about done, it will be spring soon.

Best,

Leanne

35 comments:

Debbie said...

Nice! Love all the quilting designs on this one...

MariQuilts said...

Good idea to try out several quilting patterns.....it looks fabulous!!!

A Quilter's Mission said...

Such a great pattern! I love that you did different quilting in each area. You are really getting good with the new longarm.

margaret said...

what a great job you have done with your new long arm, such a variety of quilting very nice

Carla said...

Oh man I love this quilt! Nordika is a favourite and so is the plus block. Double whammy !!

Patchwork and Play said...

I was thinking how much I love this more sparse placement of the crosses that I would LOVE the pattern! It's very effective and not nearly as busy as the traditional version! And you are becoming quite the long arm quilter too! Great job, great finish!

Judith, Belfast said...

Aren't the months flying in! Crosses quilts are one of my favs, and this one is gorgeous! Love all your experimental quilting - adds such a lot of interest! Jxo

Vera said...

Looking good. Love this fabric line and design as well. Your quilting adds some extra to it :-)

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

It is fabulous Leanne. I love the empty crosses too, and the quilting looks wonderful. I'm really enjoying seeing what you can do on your longarm.

Katy Cameron said...

Looking great, love the quilting

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice Leanne....I enjoyed the quilting patterns you used.

Michele said...

It really is great and I love your quilting. For a new longarm quilter I think you are doing really well.

Catherine said...

Its fabulous and I love the quilting

Suze said...

Leanne, I love the white crosses interspersed among the beautiful prints. This is a great inspiration. I've been wanting to make a plus (cross) quilt and I really adore this one. Thanks for sharing this and the great, great quilting on your long arm.

Anonymous said...

SPLENDID quilt! Your machine work is very nice - you make me want to try it.

SBK said...

So much fun seeing your initial forays with the new longarm! Very nice -- and instructive, too!

diane said...

This is a beautiful ta dah!

Cindy said...

That double loopy pattern is one I'm looking at for my Swoon! Love the differences in texture and how beautifully the plus shapes appear on the back. Gorgeous finish!

Helenjean said...

Brilliant idea to use so many different quilting designs, the overall effect is great, particularly on the back

Trudi said...

Stunning quilt, fabulous quilting too! I really must make a plus quilt!

Leanne Parsons said...

Love all that quilting! I haven't tried a square stipple yet...I have issues with keeping lines straight and corners unrounded. Maybe with a little more experience I will feel ready to try that one.

Tina in Boston said...

Beautiful!

What Comes Next? said...

it looks great Leanne. I like you plus layout - the "empty" +'s work for me. Nice way to do a sampler of your quilting designs

Julie Crooks said...

What are your square sizes and the finish quilt size? I have 39 FQs and 10 half yards (so 59 FQs total...may get more) of solids to make a plus quilt (starting to cut it tomorrow) and I'm trying to decide on my block sizes. I want it to be king sized. I've seen every where from 3-6 inch finished squares. My patterns may decide as I want to fussy cut some!

felicity said...

I love it, Leanne! I agree with Janet - the negative pluses, the fact that this is a sampler of quilting stitches...the fabrics, love it all.

pennydog said...

I think I like the back best because it shows off all that amazing quilting! Have you thought of doing a whole cloth?

Svetlana said...

gorgeous quilt Leanne, as usual. I love all the amazing quilting you did on it, so very perfect!!!!

Colleen Potter said...

I too really like the layout where you don't fill in all the pluses so I'm looking forward to your tutorial on this quilt. Very nice work, Leanne.

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Glad you are a convert to the wavy lines - as you know I love them because they are easy to achieve on my small machine with my limited quilting repertoire! I do think they look good though.

CATHY DANIEL said...

It is just beautiful and like you, I love the effect of not filling in some of the areas - makes it really interesting to look at and ponder on. xCathy

Cheryl Arkison said...

Yay!
(I'm taking the intro class at the Calgary Sparrow Studioz tonight...)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love all that quilting!!

Jude said...

I really enjoy your quilts. I want to make one for a wedding gift and I was wondering how large your squares are in this? Thank you for the inspiration you give to me and obviously many others!

Sarah said...

I love this quilt Leanne! I really like how your pluses are huge.

Maureen Boyd said...

I love this quilt and pattern. Can't wait to try this same pattern when you have it ready to be purchased